UK’s 2013 track and field team features 12 returning NCAA Championship participants or NCAA regional qualifiers and eight athletes who scored points at the 2012 SEC Indoor Championships.
The University of Kentucky Track and Field program welcomed supporters, coaches, former track greats and Athletic Department staff to the grand opening of the new state-of-the-art outdoor track and field facility on Oct. 5, 2012.
Kentucky is slated to host the inaugural Heart of the Bluegrass Classic, featuring top collegiate and high school athletes and teams, at its new outdoor facility on April 19-20, 2013.
Senior distance runner Cally Macumber experienced one of the greatest seasons in UK Cross Country history in 2012 winning the SEC and Southeast Regional Championships, as well as producing an All-American, sixth-place performance at the the NCAA Championships. NCAA Championships.WATCH VIDEO FROM SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cally Macumber (#224) and Chelsea Oswald (#225) were both named cross country All-Americans in 2012 after finishing sixth and 37th at the National Championship meet. It is the first time Kentucky has had multiple All-Americans since 1989, the last time any UK woman runner was selected as an All-American.
Raymond Dykstra (above left) and Andrew Evans return to UK in 2013 following an outdoor season in which both were named First Team All-Americans. Evans won the discus crown at the SEC championships and finished seventh in that event at NCAAs, while Dykstra finished sixth nationally in the javelin.
Luis Orta returns for his final season in 2013 after being named the 2012 SEC Men’s Indoor Runner of the Year. Orta received the award after becoming the first student-athlete to win both the 3,000- and 5,000-meter races at the 2012 SEC Indoor Championships.WATCH IN THE FAST LANE
With the recent hiring of nationally-acclaimed head coach Edrick Floreal, followed by the grand opening of UK’s magnificent outdoor track & field facility in September of 2012, Kentucky is fully committed to competing at the highest levels of intercollegiate track & field.